How we can help Adults Mums in Mind Mums in Mind provides support for pregnant women and mums who are experiencing mental health issues, emotional distress and/or those who feel lonely and may lack the support of family and friends. About us Becoming pregnant or being a new mum is a life changing experience for any woman. Pregnancy and new motherhood is often imagined to be a time of great joy and happiness. However, the reality for many mums is often far from this. For many women being pregnant or a new mum can be an overwhelming, frightening, and stressful time especially for those experiencing mental ill health and/or who lack support of family and friends. Mums in Mind are there to help pregnant women and mums to increase their social and support networks, improve their confidence and self-esteem, and to help improve their emotional wellbeing. Who is Mums in Mind for? Mums in Mind is a service for women over 16 who are pregnant or who have a child under one year. The service may especially benefit those who: Are experiencing antenatal or postnatal depression or anxiety Feel lonely or isolated Lack the support of close family and friends Are single Are young Have suffered with anxiety or depression in the past Are in a difficult/abusive relationship or have been in the past Have low self-esteem/ confidence What's on offer? Befriending Carefully selected and trained volunteers will be able to offer new mums-to-be: Regular one to one emotional and practical support, encouragement and friendship Home visits or one to one support in a community setting Sessions tailored to individual needs offering a space to talk and offload Support and information about accessing other services Encouragement around self-help Peer Support/Short Course This course provides an opportunity to: Make friends Meet other mums Have a place to talk and share Learn relaxation techniques and coping skills Increase awareness of emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and motherhood Baby Massage Baby Massage is offered to mums/carers whose baby is 0-1 years old (or up to crawling). The course is run over 4 weeks and taught by a Certified Infant Massage Instructor on a demonstration doll. There are many possible benefits for mum/carer and baby, including: Relaxation and longer sleep. Relief from colic, constipation and wind. Reduced crying and emotional distress. Helps baby to feel securely attached. Increased confidence as a mum/carer. Shows baby how to feel loved, valued and respected. Valuable one-to-one time with your baby. How to access the service Please ring us on 024 7601 7234 or complete and return the form below to make an enquiry/referral.